Together with Consulting Editor, Dr. Alan Buchman, Dr. Scott Lee has put together a state-of-the-art issue of Gastroenterology Clinics devoted to Ulcerative Colitis (UC). He has selected expert authors to contribute clinical reviews that provide the latest clinical findings and recommendations. Articles are devoted to the following topics: Epidemiology and pathogenesis of UC; Making initial diagnosis of UC and ruling out other diseases that mimic UC; Assessing severity of disease; Initial medical treatment of UC; Treatment of UC with steroids; Biologic therapy in UC; Non-biologic immune suppression in UC; Microbiome and fecal transplant in UC; Health maintenance in UC, including bone density scan, vaccination recommendations, cancer screening; Women's issues and UC; Risk of colon cancer and recommended surveillance strategies in UC patients; Surgical management of UC, indications and outcomes from colectomy; and Management of J-pouches. Readers will come away with the latest clinical recommendations they need to improve outcomes in patients with UC.
Edited by Scott Lee, MD, Associate professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology
University of Washington Medicine